Four reasons to choose photodynamic therapy

April 15, 2020

Dermatologists today have a lot to offer patients when it comes to advanced, technological solutions for skin and body concerns. One common treatment performed by Dr. Margaret Summerville at Chevy Chase Dermatology is photodynamic therapy. Using photodynamic therapy, or “PDT,” patients can treat a myriad of issues on the skin using light treatments. In addition to addressing aesthetic issues, photodynamic therapy can also be used to treat non-melanoma skin cancer or actinic keratosis for medical concerns.

Why choose photodynamic therapy?

With all the technology available today for enhancing the skin and body, photodynamic therapy continues to be a reliable option for our patients. Below are some of the most common reasons why a patient may choose to move forward with treatments of PDT with their Chevy Chase, MD area dermatologist:

  • Versatility – photodynamic therapy can be used in many different situations. Aesthetic concerns, including aging skin, active acne, large pores, and sun damage can all be addressed with several treatment sessions of PDT. Treatments may also be performed on certain skin growths that may be benign but can increase one’s risk of skin cancer.
  • Affordability – most of our patients find that photodynamic therapy is relatively affordable when compared to other light or laser treatments. This makes it highly desirable for those who are on a tight budget and are seeking solutions that will not break the bank!
  • Effectiveness – photodynamic therapy is highly successful for many of our patients who choose to have it performed on a regular basis. It has been used for many years as a treatment of cosmetic and medical concerns of the skin and body.
  • Minimal downtime – photodynamic therapy does make the skin very sensitive to light, so patients should be careful about outdoor sun exposure after treatment. However, when compared with aggressive laser therapies, most patients will find that downtime associated with PDT is far less than the downtime needed for other skin treatments available.

Ready to discuss photodynamic therapy with Dr. Margaret Summerville?

Call Chevy Chase Dermatology today at (301) 656-SKIN and get started learning about the many ways our team can enhance and rejuvenate your skin!


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